Monday, November 12, 2012


Forget the daredevil who dove to earth from outerspace to break the sound barrier. I think that life regularly breaks the speed of sound and light, it flies by so quickly without even trying.

So, here we are in November, I'm thinking about the year that's almost been. And how I've spent it.

What have I done exactly?
  1. Slept more. I've had a slept debt which I'm still paying off. Which also probably explains my lack of blogging this year.
  2. Done the school run. Which takes much longer than I always thought it would. Why didn't someone tell me that my life is going to be a big school run for the next 12-15 years?
  3. Bought not much. This buying nothing new has been awesome in so many ways. And a struggle in less. But only a month to go before I can technically purchase new things. Not that I will.
  4. Exercised more. I dumped my membership earlier this year (see above point), and replaced my gym with outdoor exercise. The fact is I've been running for the first time in my life, and it's changed my whole body and how I feel about myself. True story.
  5. Watched my children grow and grow. It's obviously the same for every parent. Our kids are bigger than they were last year. But Prep really changes children. They go to school in oversized uniforms, and don't want to leave their mum. And in a matter of months, they've outgrown their uniform, are reading billboards, making responsible decisions, and actually helping around the house. Where did my five year old go? And don't get me started about my two year old. I think I might actually cry from his super fast growth spurts and large, comprehensible sentences.
Of course, that is just a minute teeny-tiny part of my life this year. And there's so much more. But now I'm wondering how I can recall all of those wonderful memories, when I hardly took photos, and didn't write it all down. And slept so much more.

Isn't that what happens? One day you're planning for someday. And without ever really noticing, someday is today. Which was now yesterday.

There goes our life. Much too fast.


  1. Oh, and's an unwritten rule; that the older you get the faster life spins by! Catch whatever bits you can..right now!

  2. This year has been a particularly fast one Kymmie... and I love the way you've done a little summary of yours right here. I have missed your regular posts this year, but completely understand that some things just have to give. Blogging has taken a back seat for me these past few months too. I do miss it, but it's just not sustainable for the long term, in my opinion. Sad but true.
    Oh and don't tell me that about the school run, I am already beginning to see just how much time school and school related activities are going to take up from next year onwards.

  3. My life this year has taken on much the same pattern as yours Kymmie and while I do miss certain aspects that I have had to put on hold or drop I have no regrets in doing so.
    Life in general is flying by so I'm enjoying every second of the ride :)

  4. Yep - the year has been so fast I swear I can almost hear a 'whoosh'! Christmas adverts already!

  5. I hear you Kymmie! Feel just the same about life slipping by. I have high hopes that things will start to slow down soon though. Hope the same happens for you.

  6. oh you are so right on all of those points Kymmie! Where did the year go? where did my preppy go? how did they grow so big and did i record enough of it??? Oh it sounds like you have acheived so much this year...we have both given ourselves a bit of priority regarding our health and body! I can't believe I actually enjoy running, but hey...i do! I appreciate my body and what it can achieve more than ever this year! And as for your BNN year...i worship you! hope you spoil yourself even just a little in 2013!!! much love x

  7. I agree, my 3 year old is growing up so quick, the younger ones want to be big, and learn from the older ones, so there is no holding them back. Sob sob.

    I have just started running for the first time in my life too. 2 months in, and I am loving it, so addicted.

    Yay to the not buying things, go you!

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Thank you for your thoughtful and positive words and taking the time to comment. Love Kymmie. xx